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barack obama has urged congress to pass gun control laws the move follows last month fatal shooting of 26 people in connecticut. >> this time must be different. this time we must do something to protect our communities and our kids. >> obama wants is federal government to provide background information on potential gun buyers. the proposals would provide financial assistance to help schools beef up security. these measures are within the frame work of existing legislate. obama said new laws are also needed to effectively addre gun crime. he proposed a ban on military style assault weapons. he also called on congress to legislate for mandatory background checks on all gun buyers. analysts say such legislation is likely to be difficult. opponents claim gun ownership is a right guaranteed in the u.s. constitution. >>> americans are building more homes and bankers couldn't be happier. what's the connection here? >> when people buy homes they take out mortgage loans. the ones who profit from the loans are the banks. why are they happy? u.s. leading firms saw profits soar in 2012. jpmorgan chas
entered japanese air space last month. he say it's crucial to deal with the issues in accordance to law. she offered her understanding for japan's position. she said thailand will play a constructive role in improving relations with relevant nations. >>> diplomats have agreed to urge the un security council to punish north korea for its latest mission law firm. japan's lead envoy in the six-party talks on north korea's met his south korean counterpart in seoul on thursday. >> thank you so much for waiting. >> we agree that security council on behalf of the entire community must take the appropriate action sooner than later. >> both sides decided to cooperate in rallying support from other countries to urge new sanctions against pyongyang. south korea sits on the security council as a nonpermanent member. he also sought south korea's support for progress in the abduction issue. the japanese government says at least 17 citizens were abducted by agents from north korea during the 1970s and 1980s. >>> chinese people commented online that the editors used the paper to force their frustration
with the republicans to revamp laws and avoid defaulting on the national debt. ♪ and the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air >> pop star beyonce sang the national anthem. her performance capped off the proceedings of the inaugural parade. then the president walked the route from the capitol building down pennsylvania avenue to the white house. his first inauguration true almost two million people. this time an estimated 700,000 turned out. >>> algerians are counting the human cost of a four day stand off after a natural gas facility. the victims were from eight countries. >> translator: the terrorists have entered the country from northern mali. >> the prime minister said the number of hostages made the rescue mission difficult, but he said they had to storm the plant before the militants could flee with their captives. this kind of terrorist act.t we attacked the militants with force to protect our people. >> sellal said most of the 790 workers survived the hostage crisis, but some are still unaccounted for. prime minister shinzo abe said seven japanese workers are among the causalities in
involved in territorial disputes must obey international law. he spoke in indonesia the final stop of his first trip abroad since taking office last month. abe called on china to act responsibly in the international community as its presence grows. china is involved in maritime territorial disputes with japan and a number of other nations. prime minister abe met in jakarta with the indonesian president. they discussed china's growing activity in the south china sea. there's a group of island there that other countries say belong to them. japan and china are at odds over islands in the east china sea which the japanese control but the chinese and twainese claim. >> translator: a free and open sea governed not by force but by law is a common good that we must protect by all means with asean nations. we also welcome u.s. policy that prioritizes asia and through various economic partnerships we'll promote trade and investment to achieve the revival of the japanese economy and prosper together with asean nations. >> the president said cooperation between china and japan is important regionally
a borrowing limit set by law but republicans continue to reject an increase without spending cuts in social security and other programs. now it's not the first time the u.s. has faced such a stand off. in the summer of 2011 the government and coness mained at odds over raising the limit until the last minute. the incident weighed down on share prices. it also prompted the first downgrade on u.s. government bonds. global car makers are showcasing their latest model at the 2013 international auto show in detroit. more than 50 new models are on display. the u.s. automarket has been recovering with sales rising more than 13% from the previous year. japanese automakers are focusing on fuel efficient compact cars that are gaining popularity. toyota is introducing a new streamline model in an effort to attract young u.s. car makers including ford and general motors are showcasing small cars as well as small vehicles like pickup truck. pickup truck have been avoided by consumer until now but automakers expect a recovery in sales. competition is also neck to neck with these guys. the people at toyot
million accounts. the chinese government introduced a law last month to oblige internet users to register their real names for online services. it says the measure's designed to protect personal information. but many users don't buy that. they suspect the government is trying to tighten controls. >>> school children on an island off central japan follow a rather unusual curriculum. they serve as tour guides to visitors to their community. and most of them have plenty of nerves ahead of their debut. >> reporter: sugashima is a sleepy little island with a population of about 700. it's a quiet place where life moves at a slow pace. but sugashima has a long history and this attracts visitors. five years ago the island served a program for third-graders to train as tour guides. for the children it's quite a challenge to talk to people they have never met before. today, a professional guide has come to the island to show the children how to lead a tour. but most of the children are very shy. the children don't know what to say to visitors they're meeting for the first time. it's a worry. one of
of china and all other countries should abide by international law and peacefully resolve territorial disputes. japan's dispute with china is over islands in the east china sea which the japanese control but the chinese and taiwanese claim. >> translator: there's no doubt that china's economic growth brings positive effects to japan. but at the same time, china should act responsibly in the international community as its presence grows. >> the leaders agreed that last month's rocket launch violated u.n. security council resolutions. abe said that the security council should adopt a new resolution that would include further sanctions against north korea. abe has been juggling a number of priorities since his party took power last month. he became prime minister for a second time. our nhk reporter has more on the issues his administration is trying to tackle. >> reporter: abe's done this job before. now he's getting a refresher course in diplomacy. he went on this tour to sound out leaders who share his concerns about china. he says chinese ships are becoming increasingly assertive. but
to build settlements in occupied territories two years ago. their construction breaches international law and contributed to a breakdown in the peace process. >>> the state of relations between israelis and palestinians is just one factor behind the rise of political hardliners. nhk world reports from jerusalem. >> reporter: on a college campus in jerusalem, members of a peace group invited students to an event to discuss the palestinian issue. but they got little positive response. it's been 20 years since they signed the peace agreement. but in israel, the euphoria has since long died down. peace still seems a long way off. in a recent poll, only 31% of respondents answered that they expect peace to come in a few years. more and more israelis are losing belief in the peace process. and moving toward the right. among many campaign pollsters, the ones spanned out are ones like this from extreme right wing party jewish home. campaign held by jewish home drew so many supporters they couldn't all fit in the hall. the head is known as a strong opponent of the establishment of a palestinian st
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